7 Hilarious Comics You Can Read Online


You may be working or a student, you may have a job or own a company, you may be young or old,  you will always require a laugh or two in your life. Without any further ado, I am listing out 7 funniest comics which you can read online anytime of the day.

1. The Oatmeal

Author : Matthew Inman

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal – Click for source

Theme : There is no theme for these comics. The author simply draws what he feels like. Subjects vary from the biological ‘The evolution of spines and leech’ to the technical ‘The State of the web’ to the bizarre ‘How much do cats actually kill?’ to the loveable ‘My dog: the paradox’.

This guy is a LEGEND on the internet !! Right from his insanely successful campaign to collect funds for Nikola Tesla Museum, to the hilarious copyright incident with FunnyJunk, you are missing a lot if you are missing this comic.

2. Pearls Before Swine

Author : Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine – Click for source

Theme : A stupid pig, a self-absorbed rat, a rational goat and hilarious crocodiles – this comic has got all the right characters for a delightful experience.

Stephan Pastis brings out his funniest side in each comic, making it best of the lot. A definite must read – on a daily basis!


Author : Randall Munroe


XKCD – Click for source

Theme : According to the author, the name is not an abbreviation but “just a word with no phonetic pronunciation.” It has a cast of stick figures, and the humor is brought out in jokes in math, science and pop-culture.

As it says on it’s landing page – ‘A web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language’. It is amazing how much smiles the stick figures can bring out on our face. A brilliant portrayal of humor using minimum of  graphic details – this is a winner.

4. The Brads

Author : Brad Colbow

The Brads

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Theme : Two web designers, both named brad, own a designing firm which has two of them running everything with no employees. Humor comes from the interactions they have with their clients, plus some witty remarks about the current web technologies.

Web designers will love this comic! Of course it does not mean that others should ignore it. It is a clean, slapstick comic worth reading.

5. Dilbert

Author : Scott Adams


Dilbert – Click for source

Theme : Dilbert is an white collar office worker with a high intuition for all things mechanical and electrical, and utter social ineptitude. The comic is known for its satirical office humor, revolving around Dilbert and his interactions with his boss, colleagues, his mother and his pet dog ‘Dogbert’. It brings out the funny – and eerily realistic – side of our professional lives.

A perfect example of “office humor”, this strip is funny to the bone.

6. Garfield

Author : Jim Davis


Garfield – Click for source

Theme: The comic chronicles the life of an orange colored tabby cat, Garfield, along with his owner Jon Arbuckle, and frequent guest appearances by Jon’s dog, Odie and Jon’s girlfriend, Liz. Humor mostly tinges on the laziness quotient of Garfield and the agitation it causes to Jon as also Jon’s numerous attempts at dating. Hilarious interludes by the house mice just add to the laughs.

Garfield holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic, and rightly so!

7. Arlo and Janis

Author : Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

Arlo and Janis – Click for source

Theme : Though there are other characters, the comic strip is based mainly on two characters – Arlo, and Janis, a middle aged, middle class married couple. The author uses daily life situations to create humor in the form of daily gags and it is this simplicity of the strip that captures the reader’s imagination. If you are already reading this comic on a daily basis, one question must have popped up in your head at some point of time – “Does jimmy johnson peek in my window?”

This is the brilliance of this simple yet humorous comic. And yes, it is not necessary to be married to like this one.


Do you love a comic which is not posted here? Please let me know in the comments.

2 thoughts on “7 Hilarious Comics You Can Read Online

  1. A bunch of these aren’t webcomics–and where in god’s name is Cyanide and Happiness??
    You disappoint me. Even though Pearls is an absolutely BRILLIANT strip–you disappoint me.

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